About pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare disorder that affects the pulmonary arteries carrying deoxygenated blood to the lungs from the heart. The narrowing or blockage of pulmonary arteries will lead to pulmonary hypertension. Symptoms of the disease do not occur until the disease becomes severe. Certain causes of pulmonary hypertension include emphysema, connective tissue disorders, blood clots in lungs, and sleep apnea. Pulmonary hypertension may sometimes lead to several chronic illnesses, such as kidney failure (renal failure), heart failure, aneurysm, heart attack, or, stroke. Endothelin receptor antagonists, prostacyclin analogs, phosphodiesterase inhibitors, and sGC stimulators are popular drug therapeutic classes available for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global pulmonary hypertension market to grow at a CAGR of 2.92% over the period 2014-2019.
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The report includes the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global pulmonary hypertension market for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated through the sales of various drugs used in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
Technavio's report, Global Pulmonary Hypertension Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. It covers the market size and forecast as well as market segmentation and pipeline landscape. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Pulmonary Hypertension Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Pulmonary Hypertension Market: Actelion, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline and United Therapeutics
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aires Pharmaceuticals, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bial, DEKA, Dong-A ST, Gilead, Merck, Northern Therapeutics, Novartis, Pfizer, PhaseBio, Radikal Therapeutics, Reata Pharmaceuticals, and SteadyMed.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The hypertension treatment is shifting toward the use of combination therapies that employ two or more drugs. Combination therapy with separate agents or a fixed-dose combination pill offers the potential to lower blood pressure at a faster pace, help in obtaining target blood pressure, and decrease adverse effects. The treatment is also aimed at targeting various disease mechanisms that may result in better outcomes.”
According to the report, the median survival for a person living with pulmonary hypertension is only five to six years. In addition, the current treatments do not target the underlying cause of the disorder. Thus, the disorder treatment is associated with poor patient compliance. Hence, patients often discontinue the treatment without completing the treatment cycle. Other classes (or types) of medications used to treat pulmonary hypertension also have side effects. Therefore, current treatment options result in unmet medical needs that warrant the development of new drugs with better safety and efficacy, thereby driving the market.
Further, the report states that patent expiry of drugs such as Revatio is hindering the market growth by allowing low-cost generics to enter the market. Poor patient compliance during treatment due to the adverse effects of the drugs used is also impeding the market growth.
Actelion, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, United Therapeutics, Aires Pharmaceuticals, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Bial, DEKA, Dong-A ST, Gilead, Merck, Northern Therapeutics, Novartis, Pfizer, PhaseBio, Radikal Therapeutics, Reata Pharmaceuticals, SteadyMed.
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